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Scholarships available for Minnesota youth involved in fair shows

The state fair and livestock breeders’ association will award more than $100,000 in scholarships to youth who show at the fair.

July 7, 2022

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APPLICATIONS DUE: Scholarship applications for scholarship programs sponsored by the Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Livestock Breeders’ Association are due Aug. 1.Gannet77/Getty Images

The Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Livestock Breeders’ Association are accepting applications for their annual scholarship programs.

Both are designed to invest in the educational endeavors of young adults from greater Minnesota. Deserving youth are selected based on their leadership and achievement in livestock programs, as well as their involvement in their communities.

The Minnesota State Fair Scholarship was established in 1994 and awards up to 24 scholarships of approximately $1,000 each annually.

Since its inception, nearly $558,000 has been awarded. The Minnesota State Fair scholarships are funded by the Minnesota State Fair Foundation, and two of the awards are made available through the Christensen Family Fund for Youth Scholarships. These scholarships will be available to rural youth or those enrolled in an agriculture program in 2021-22.

The application for the Minnesota State Fair Scholarships must be submitted online by 4:30 p.m. Aug. 1. Visit Minnesota State Fair Scholarship for information about these scholarships.

The Minnesota Livestock Breeders’ Association, in conjunction with Minnesota 4-H and the 4-H Auction Committee, will award more than $80,000 in scholarships to 4-H members, furthering their education and work toward a postsecondary degree at an accredited college or university.

To apply, applicants must have completed high school by 2022 or earlier and be attending college for the 2022-23 school year. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Aug.1. More than $700,000 has been awarded over the lifetime of this program. Visit MLBA 4-H Purple Ribbon Auction for more information about these scholarships.

The Minnesota State Fair showcases the state’s finest in agriculture, art and industry. The 2022 Great Minnesota Get-Together runs from Aug. 25 to Labor Day, Sept. 5. Visit for more information.

Source: Minnesota State Fair, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all of its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.


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